Salary: £40,564 per annum
Contract type: Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw for 24 mo)
Closing date: 21 November 2021
Address: Rowallane Crossgar Rd, Saintfield, Ballynahinch BT24 7LH
We have a fantastic opportunity to recruit a Project Manager with construction experience working as part of our internal Consultancy team in Northern Ireland, as we work to deliver projects in a more programmatic and efficient way. National Trust has an ambitious portfolio of projects and the national Grouped Project initiative, where we group similar projects by theme under one project board, will play a pivotal role in delivering this work. These grouped projects will include a number of visitor infrastructure and compliance projects that will help improve access to our places and protect our environment.
We protect and care for places so people and nature can thrive. We look after numerous houses and collections, along with vast areas of coastline, countryside and green spaces, for everyone’s benefit. With our staff, members, volunteers and supporters, we’re the biggest conservation charity in Europe.
We know that we can't serve our diverse audiences without firstly celebrating the diversity of our people. That's why we work hard to create an inclusive culture where everyone feels a sense of belonging.
What it's like to work here
We’re bigger than you think, we’re more complicated than we appear and we’re larger scale than you’d imagine. We’ve got passionate people in all our teams and we’ve got so much more we want to achieve. We’re for everyone, forever and we really mean that. The National Trust Consultancy is a multidisciplinary team of experts - a flexible and deployable resource of specialist skills and experience in every field of our work. Our purpose is to deliver the Trust’s Strategy by providing a great service to properties and collaborating across boundaries to make things happen.
Whereas your contractual location will be at our Rowallane Garden hub in Saintfield there will be an opportunity to explore and agree remote working arrangements which strike the right balance for you and the Trust.
The role will involve working on projects across Northern Ireland. As such, you will be required to work flexibly and should expect to spend a proportion of your working week travelling to and working at Trust properties across Northern Ireland for site meetings. There will also be occasional travel to England/Wales for project and programme meetings when required.
What you'll be doing
Working within the National Trust’s Project Management Framework, you’ll be managing a suite of construction and compliance projects e.g. visitor welcome buildings, car park and driveway upgrades, delivery of trail networks and sewage system upgrades. As the project progresses through each stage of the project lifecycle your role will be to deliver at pace within funding deadlines, lead engagement with stakeholders and key funding partners, share and applying lessons and work with the Consultancy Manager and Programme Manager to develop the pipeline of future Grouped Projects. You will benefit from, and play an active part in, the Trust’s wider project management community - a network of sharing of best practice and mentoring, as well as technical support and development, ensuring that our projects are delivering benefits in line with our national strategy.
Who were looking for
The ideal candidate will have a successful track record of delivering construction projects to agreed time, cost and quality standards (with a value of up to £1m.) with recent experience of managing building projects through the use of mixed discipline design teams.
We will shortlist for interview on the following minimum criteria for the role:
- You will have experience of successfully delivering end to end project management for construction projects or multi-workstream projects with a significant construction element; including defining resources, securing project teams and matrix management and budget management across multiple workstreams/projects/programmes.
- You will have experience in leading procurement contract selection and administration (JCT or similar).
- You will hold a recognised Construction Project Management qualification, Programme Management (MSP or similar) or Project Management qualification (APM PMQ /Prince or similar) and demonstrate evidence of ongoing CPD in your career to date.
- You will possess excellent communication, problem solving and influencing skills and be confident liaising with Senior Leaders, able to challenge and interpret advice of your design team and make recommendations to your governance board / Sponsor. Similarly you will demonstrate experience of managing complex and contentious external stakeholder relationships. You will be able to write clear, concise reports summarising work completed and recommended proposals and present these succinctly to the regional and national investment boards.
The National Trust has the motto ‘For everyone, for ever’ at its heart. We’re working hard to create an inclusive culture, where everyone feels they belong. It’s important that our people reflect and represent the diversity of the communities and audiences we serve. We welcome and value difference, so when we say we’re for everyone, we want everyone to be welcome in our teams too.
Wherever you’re from, and whatever your background, we want to hear from you – and it doesn’t matter if you’re jam first, cream first, or even if you don’t like scones at all. Everyone is welcome.
Benefits for working at the National Trust include:
- Flexible working whenever possible
- Free parking at most locations
- Free entry to our properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
- Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary
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